Author: Shabbu

Egg, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Kaada Mutta Theeyal / Quail Eggs Cooked in a Roasted Coconut Gravy

Ingredients: 16-20 quail eggs / kaada mutta2 cup grated coconutsmall lemon sized tamarind1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp pepper corns1 tsp fennel seeds2 garlic cloves, choppedsmall piece ginger, chopped2 sprig curry leaves22-25 shallots, sliced1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tbsp coriander powder2 green chillies, slit1 medium potato, peeled and cubed1/2 tsp mustard seeds2 […]

Cakes & Bakes, Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour3/4 cup cocoa powder2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt50 gm butter, softened1/4 cup oil1 cup sugar1/2 cup packed brown sugar3 large eggs2 tsp vanilla essence1/2 cup icing sugar / confectioners sugar Preparation: Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Line a baking sheet with baking paper/ parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Kerala Dishes

Carrot Paniyaram

Ingredients: 2 cups  idli batter1 big carrot / 3/4 -1 cup thick carrot puree1 small onion, finely chopped1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped2 green chillies, finely chopped1 sprig curry leaves, chopped1 tsp mustard seedssalt to tasteoil Preparation: Peel and cut carrot into small pieces and then grind it to a smooth puree adding little water. In […]

Biriyani, Chicken, Non Veg, Rice / Pasta

Thalappakatti Chicken Biriyani

Ingredients: 1/2 kg chicken2 1/2 cup jeeraga samba raw rice / basmati rice ( I used jeerakasala rice)1/2 heaped cup shallots / small onions, chopped1 1/2 inch ginger5 big garlic cloves12 green chillies1/2 cup coriander leaves1/4 cup mint leaves2-3 small piece cinnamon4 cloves5 cardamomsbig pinch grated nutmeg1 mace1/2 tsp chilli powder1/2 cup yogurtjuice of 1/2 […]

Drinks, Summer Specials

Watermelon – Tender Coconut Cooler

Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon, chopped into cubes1 cup tender coconut water1 tbsp lemon juice2-3 mint leaves1 tsp sugar (add to your taste)1/4 cup tender coconut piecesfew ice cubes Preparation: In a blender, add chopped watermelon, lemon juice,mint leaves and sugar and blend it well adding tender coconut water.  Strain it and pour in serving glasses […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Chicken, Malabar Recipes, Non Veg, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes

Masala Kozhi Kanji / Masala Chicken Rice Porridge

Ingredients: 1/2 cup basmati rice200-250 gm chicken pieces1 medium onion, chopped1 medium carrot, finely chopped5-6 shallots, crushed4 garlic cloves, crushed1 piece ginger, crushed3-4 green chillies, chopped1 medium tomato, chopped1/2-3/4 tsp turmeric powder1 star anise1 cinnamon piece3-4 cloves2 cardamoms1/2 tsp fennel seed1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/4 tsp pepper powder1 1/2 cup grated coconut2 shallots3 tbsp coriander leaves, […]

Dips / Salsa/ Sauce, Salads/ Condiments

Mint Mayo Dip

Ingredients: 1/2 cup / handful fresh mint leaves2-3 green chillies1 cup mayonnaise1 tsp sugar1 tsp vinegar1/2 tsp salt Preparation: Add mint leaves and green chillies in a small blender jar and blend well. In a bowl, add mayonnaise, blended mixture, sugar, vinegar and salt and mix well. Transfer to a small bowl and serve with […]

Malabar Recipes, Mutton, Non Veg

White Mutton Kuruma

Ingredients: 1/2 kg mutton, cut into pieces3 medium onion, sliced10-12 shallots1 piece ginger5-6 garlic cloves6 green chillies1 sprig curry leaves1 small potato, boiled and mashed8-10 cashew nuts1 1/2-1 3/4 cup thin coconut milk1 cup thick coconut milk2 tbsp pepper powder1/2 tsp fennel powder1/4-1/2 tsp garam masala1 tsp vinegar5 cloves3 cardamoms2 piece cinnamonsalt to taste3-4 tbsp […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Idiyappam, Malabar Recipes

Chemba Idiyappam and Paal / Red Rice Flour Idiyappam and Sweetened Coconut Milk

Ingredients: For Chemba Idiyappam 2 cup red rice flour / chemba idiyappam podi (I used store-bought idiyappam flour )boiling water as requiredsalt to tasteoil for greasing For Sweetened Coconut Milk / Paal 2 cups thick coconut milk100 gm jaggery , crushed (adjust to your sweetness)2-3 cardamomsa pinch of salt Preparation: For Idiyappam: In a mixing […]